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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Does this tail have a dog?

Just a guy in a studio somewhere

Wikiworld, Pluto Press

Wikiworld is now out as a Pluto Press book. The basic arguments are there, but more sharpened. In addition to our revisions, the text has been thoroughly copy-edited by the fine people of Pluto. The major change pertains two final chapters and the idea of educational superabundance by which we mean learning and being that […]

Äh, en tajuu …

Tän uutisen mukaan USAssa olis välillä huhtikuu-lokakuun puoliväli sikaflunssaan sairastunut 22 miljoonaa ihmistä, ja kuolonuhreja olis 4000. Eli sairastuneista 0,018% on kuollut. No, mua kiinnosti tietää, että mikäs olis joku sellanen normaali “taustakuolleisuus”, että kuinka paljon tollasessa ajassa 22 miljoonasta ihmisestä kuolee ikään kuin “joka tapauksessa”. Googlasin “background mortality” ja löyty tällanen: The death rate […]

Sarjallisuudesta

Laulu tietää paremmin, kun taas tieto laulaa huonommin.

This is starting to be truly disturbing

Oil running out far faster than predicted: report | Business | guardian.co.uk (13 November 2009) Kjell Aleklett, professor of physics at Uppsala and co-author of a new report “The Peak of the Oil Age”, claims oil production is more likely to be 75m barrels a day by 2030 than the “unrealistic” 105m used by the […]

Holy cow!

This is potentially huge: The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in […]

The brain is a computer, not.

So after 20 years of on-and-off studies on the subject, I’m ready to express my current provisional argument against the claim that the brain is a particular type of machine, namely a computer or other information processing system. It goes like this. Laws of physics (Newton & al.) describe, e.g., how the planets move around […]

Metsän kieli – Kolilla

Tällaista tuli puhuttua Kohtuus vaarassa tapahtumassa toissa lauantaina.